BLACK SABBATH Extend World Tour Into 2014

November 15th, 2013
by Celtic Bob

Following wildly successful shows in North and South America, Australia, Asia and now Europe (which kicks off November 20 in Helsinki, Finland), BLACK SABBATH have announced additional shows in North America and Europe in 2014.  The 2014 North American dates launch March 31 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and will hit ten cities in Canada, including stops in Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton, before wrapping April 26 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.  Tickets for the North American dates go on sale beginning Friday, November 22 at www.livenation.com  Beginning today, fans can visit (http://bit.ly/RSVPBlackSabbath) to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available Wednesday, November 20.

These dates will be part of the band’s final shows of their 2013-2014 world tour in support of their first studio album in 35 years, 13, which entered the charts at #1 in 13 countries (including their first #1 in the U.S.).

For more than three decades, rock fans have hoped for the return of BLACK SABBATH, but few could have predicted the forceful return-to-form of 13, which was produced by seven-time Grammy-Award winning producer Rick Rubin.  With epic songs like “God Is Dead?,” “End of the Beginning” and “Loner,” 13 is a testament to the enduring relevance of BLACK SABBATH’s long-running reign.  The original BLACK SABBATH has sold over 70 million albums worldwide.

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BLACK SABBATH–OZZY OSBOURNE (vocals), TONY IOMMI (guitar) and GEEZER BUTLER (bass)–launched their 2013 world tour on April 20.  The fall European tour launch coincides with the release of “Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses” DVD, Blu-Ray, combo pack and deluxe box.  Filmed April 29 and May 1, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia, “Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses” features the first-ever live performances of songs from the band’s 2013 critically acclaimed 13 album, along with BLACK SABBATH classics.

Here’s some of the praise of BLACK SABBATH’s 2013 North American dates:

“…Yesterday in Mexico we had before us a band…one of those mythological entities…that connects with millions…This was the most important metal concert in the history of Mexico.”

–SOPITAS.COM (#1 portal in Mexico), 10-28-13,

“…the vastness of Sabbath’s influence was on full display.”

–LOS ANGELES TIMES, 9-4-13

“This summer, the deities of rock-and-roll have come roaring through town, loud and reliable, like evening thunderstorms…”

–WASHINGTON POST, 8-2-13

“…what Black Sabbath conveyed within 15 epic songs was such a summarization of metal matters…”

–ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 8-29-13

“…beautifully loud, forceful and pounding wave of music is being made…our rock and roll saviors continue to assault the senses all these years on, and we thank them for it, beg for it, pleaded for more.”

–PHOENIX NEW TIMES, 8-31-13

“…a radiance could be felt on stage that could only be described as magical…”

–OCWEEKLY.COM, 8-30-13

“…a magical night…”

–TORONTO STAR, 8-15-13

“…Sabbath could do little wrong…”

–TORONTO SUN, 8-15-13

“Black Sabbath sounds pretty f***ing awesome…”

–SF WEEKLY, 8-24-13

“Listen up, junior metalheads. You could learn something here.”

–TAMPA BAY TIMES, 7-29-13

“…an immensely entertaining, first-rate rock show…”

–SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, 7-30-13

“…two hours of high volume, bone-shaking rock.”

–SUN CHRONICLE (Boston), 8-13-13

“The fact that they’re still out there packing rooms the size of US Airways Center after four decades is a testament to Sabbath’s staying power and their legacy as metal’s undisputed masters.”

–THE REPUBLIC (AZ), 8-31-13

BLACK SABBATH’s 2014 North American tour dates are as follows:

DATE                   CITY                             VENUE

Mon   3/31            Brooklyn, NY                   Barclays Center

Thu    4/3             Halifax, NS                      Metro Centre

Sat     4/5            Quebec City, QC              Colisee Pepsi

Mon   4/7              Montreal, QC                  Bell Centre

Wed   4/9              London, ON                    Budweiser Gardens

Fri      4/11            Hamilton, ON                  Copps Coliseum

Sun    4/13            Ottawa, ON                    Canadian Tire Centre

Wed   4/16            Winnipeg, MB                  MTS Centre

Fri      4/18            Saskatoon, SK                Credit Union Centre

Sun    4/20            Calgary, AB                    Scotiabank Saddledome

Tue    4/22            Edmonton, AB                 Rexall Place

Sat     4/26            Los Angeles, CA              Hollywood Bowl

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